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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Chassis no. 20867S101783

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Schätzpreis: 70.000 $ - 100.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  48.160 $
Los-Nr. 130, Aufrufe: 72

327ci OHV V8 Engine Single 4-barrel Carburetor Approximately 300bhp at 5,500rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle 4-Wheel Drum Brakes *Sporting Corvette with manual transmission *The very last year for the classic C1 Corvette *Beautifully presented inside and out *Era-evoking Fawn Beige livery THE CHEVROLET CORVETTE There was no doubt in GM General Manager Ed Cole's mind that the Corvette needed a V8 engine. Work on what became the 1955 V8 began as soon as Cole was instated as head of the Chevrolet Division. With it, the Corvette was transformed from an acceptable and attractive boulevard cruiser to a genuine performance machine. It was then down to Harley Earl's team of designers to upgrade the package, which they did with the introduction of the 1956 model. A stylish new design, wider and wilder than its predecessor, the Corvette gained popularity among America's youth, and with continuous styling refinements and updates, the model remained fresh. By 1958, the 'Vette featured a four-headlight front end and more chrome trim, while engine packages continued to grow in output. In 1961 the Corvette again received a substantial cosmetic make over, with the primary changes at the rear, which became far more sleek and modern. By 1962, Chevrolet had firmly secured its position as America's sportscar builder and plans where well underway for the second-generation 'Vette that would debut the next year. Of course, prior to heading out, Chevy saved the best version of the first generation 'Vette for last—the '62 Fuelie. Of the 14,531 Corvette built in 1962, only 1,918 were ordered with the most potent available power plant, the 327 cubic inch, 360hp Rochester fuel-injected V8. It was little wonder as checking the box for RPO582 added $484.20 to the bottom line—about 12% of the base price alone. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Built in the last production year of the C1 Corvette, this sporting example exudes the epitome of performance and advanced technology. Finished in Fawn Beige over a matching interior, this Corvette is a beautiful example of the end-of-the-line model. Fitted with a matching hardtop, a 4-speed manual transmission, and a Wonderbar radio, this particular Corvette is a highly optioned example of the C1. The car received a restoration addressing both mechanical and cosmetic aspects some time ago but is said to have been used minimally since. The paint and brightwork present well, and the subtlety of the Fawn Beige color adds an elegance to the C1, particularly on the 1962 models with body-color side scallops. The car is offered with an owner's manual, history file, and a Rochester Fuel Injection unit.

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Auktionshaus: Bonhams London
Titel: Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction
Auktionsdatum: 03.06.2018
Adresse: Bonhams London
Greenwich Greenwich 100 Arch Street Greenwich CT 06830 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]